Taking their name from Montreal’s culturally diverse Parc Extension neighbourhood, Parc X Trio’s music is just about as diverse as the place they call home. Combining rock, world music, hip hop, and drum & bass in to their instrumental jazz sound, keyboardist Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier, bassist Alex Lefaivre, and drummer Alain Bourgeois explore some very interesting musical territory.
The group groove together exceptionally well, employing intricate rhythmic patterns and complex harmonic language as a basis for their compositions and improvisations. Not unlike their Toronto brethren BADBADNOTGOOD, Park X Trio are pushing the modern electric piano trio sound to new and interesting places.
On Saturday, September 26th, Parc X Trio will perform at the Masonic Temple, beginning at 10pm.